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Fringed Sunglass Clutch 

Written By: Randi 



TOOLS: 



Chalk or marker (1) 

Cut-off jean leg (1) 

Embroidery thread (1) 

Hex nut (1) 

Measuring tape (1) 

Pins (1) 

Scissors (1) 

Small bead (fits through hex nut) (1) 

Sturdy needle (1) 



SUMMARY 

Now that it is summer time I can't live without my sunglasses. I tote them everywhere I go. 
We've all made our own pair of jean cutoffs, but what do you do with all the extra fabric? 
Waste not, want not as our grandmothers taught us. Why not turn the excess denim into a 
stylish sunglass clutch? 



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Step 1 — Fringed Sunglass Clutch 




• Take the remnants of your old, favorite pair of jeans and lay the leg out flat. Measure about 
2 inches down. Fold seam-end over to create a flap and pin it down to stabilize. 



Step 2 




• Measure 2 inches down from the bottom of flap you just created and draw a line. NOTE: 
Make sure your sunnys fit. 

• Grab your needle and thread. To make your case extra secure I recommend quadrupling 
the thread. Measure out a long length of thread (about an arm's length). Fold in half to 
double. Thread the 2 ends through the needle's eye. Pull through and knot the end. 



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Step 3 




• Sew along the line with a straight stitch (in and out). Make sure the stitches are close 
together. At the end, double knot the thread and cut the excess. 



Step 4 




• To create your fringed section, measure two inches down from the stitched line and cut. 

• Then cut about Vz inch slits up to the sewn line (not past it, otherwise you will cut into your 
case) as your "fringe" along the side. 



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Step 5 




• Grab your hex nut and place it 
slightly beneath the folded edge 
and mark with chalk where you 
want it to be placed. 



Step 6 




• Grab your needle and thread again. Take an arm's span of thread and cut. Feed one end of 
the thread through the eye and then knot the two ends together. 

• Un-pin the top fold and sew the hex nut in the standing up position where marked, but 
make sure you only are sewing through the front panel! Knot the end inside the glasses 
case and cut. 



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Step 7 




• Inside the top flap use the same double thread technique and loop through the material a 
couple of times to secure the thread down. Make sure you end with your needle head 
facing you on the outside, not the inside. Knot the stitch in place, but do not cut yet! 

• Measure 5 inches down the string and cut. 



Step 8 




• Slide your bead on, knot, and cut 
excess. 



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Step 9 




• You did it! You can now loop the 
bead through the hex nut a few 
times as a secure closure to your 
one-of-a-kind fringe sunglass case! 
Personalize your clutch like I did 
by adding hex nuts! 



This document was last generated on 2012-11-03 12:46:01 AM. 



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